Cultural Hub

The Cultural Hub is a unique consortium of arts/cultural organisations and schools in Bournemouth and Poole which promotes a direct dialogue, sharing of skills, and a meaningful relationship between the education and cultural sectors.  Its role is to bring together colleagues from schools and cultural organisations to create, develop and deliver inspirational learning opportunities for children and young people.

We believe the Cultural Hub is unique in the UK.  We develop and deliver projects in and out of schools that are directly relevant to our partners since they steer the project idea and design, and through our self-financing and peer-moderated model we don’t need to look to external funders for project money.  As well as ensuring our sustainability, this also allows us to decide our own priorities, take risks and be responsive to the needs or opportunities our partners bring to the table.

Please do have a look at the information included here for more details about the Cultural Hub programme, and don’t hesitate to Contact Us for more details, or to get your school on board.

The Roundabout

Posted on: 5th December 2017

Lighthouse and Activate brought Paines Plough’s ‘Roundabout’  to Poole Park from October 9th – 13th 2017. Paines Plough is a touring theatre company, specialising exclusively in commissioning and producing new plays. The Roundabout is a 10×10 metre tented pop up theatre showcasing new writing in the round, one of which was for 7-11 yrs entitled...
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Hengistbury Headlines

Posted on: 31st October 2017

163 children from schools in Bournemouth (St Lukes, Bethany, Heathlands and St Katharines) visited Hengistbury Head for the ‘Hengistbury Headlines’ part of Inside Out Dorset 2016 festival. They saw a range of performances and installations on their visit and then a further 153 pupils took part in follow up work exploring heritage and climate change...
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We’ve Got All Rights

Posted on: 25th July 2017

The TEACH Trust celebrated Rights Fairtrade in a week long project in June 2017. A theatre in Education (TIE) performed their Fair Trade themed productions Jazz and Jagdeep and Surya’s Story and ran associated workshops at each of the schools in the TEACH trust. The programme looks at the issue of Fair Trade and the Rights...
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Far Flung Corners

Posted on: 14th February 2017

A result of the Lighthouse/Cultural Hub partnership is Far Flung Corners, a brand new CD by the Far Flung Collective, released January 2017 on the Anna-Wendy/Birnam CD label, and officially launching at the prestigious Celtic Connections Music Festival in Glasgow on 28 January 2017.   Inspired by and celebrating the longstanding cultural diversity, connections and...
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Snow Play

Posted on: 14th February 2017

Before Christmas the Cultural Hub, alongside Lighthouse Learning, funded a visual arts outreach project associated with Theatre Lyngo’s Snow Play, our Christmas play for younger children. Artists Lorna Rees and Heidi Steller visited three local infant and primary schools and produced a beautiful snow cloud with the children there, proudly exhibited outside the Sherling Studio...
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Pirate Extravaganza!

Posted on: 16th December 2014

To facilitate transition between Ad Astra First School and Haymoor Junior School, Year 2 and Year 5 pupils worked together to create a Pirate Extravaganza! 180 pupils took a trip to Brownsea Island where BOK theatre company regaled them with tales of Poole’s history, in role as Harry Paye and his ship’s mate. Back in...
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